We had an exciting week zero which included all three of the prospects that I highlighted from Nebraska having terrible games and playing a huge role in the giant Northwestern upset and the three prospects that I highlighted from the Pittsburgh Panthers were not that spectacular either, but one juicy match-up I will be watching closely is the Illinois Fighting Illini against the Indiana Hoosiers.
We saw Illinois dismantle a below-average Wyoming team last week, but this week they face a Big Ten opponent that I find very intriguing in Indiana.
The Hoosiers are not a great football team, but they have a few prospects that could be interesting fits in Cleveland.
Tiawan Mullen, CB, 5-10, 180 pounds
Tiawan Mullen was an absolute monster in 2020 earning first-team All-American honors after accumulating 38 tackles, three interceptions, and deflections. Mullen had an extremely disappointing 2021 as injuries limited him to just seven games where he only tallied 19 tackles and three deflections.
A healthy Mullen is an early-round prospect.
#Indiana DB Tiawan Mullen seemed to be on trajectory of being an early-round pick after his standout freshman and sophomore seasons.
Last season he showed flashes of high-level play, fluidity, playing through hands of receiver but lacked consistency. Big senior season coming. pic.twitter.com/VVMBo4many
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) July 22, 2022
Matthew Bedford, OT, 6'6'", 308 pounds
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Matthew Bedford is a versatile piece who thrived insight spaces at guard last season but will move out to tackle in 2022 to prove he has the athleticism needed to work in space.
Bedford does a great job of pushing defenders around is worth a watch.
🗣 Just being myself!
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) August 6, 2022
Charles Campbell, K, 5'9", 170 pounds
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It would be so depressing if the Browns needed another kicker, but just in case, the fifth-year senior from Indiana has a boot. Charles Campbell has been more valuable to Tom Allen’s offense than anyone on his offense as Mr. Reliable has nailed four of his five attempts from 50 yards or more.
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 2, 2020